Photo Credit: Johnny Hayward Photography 

Congratulations to Neilly Ross, the 2022 WSWC Female Water Ski Athlete of the Year! 

Skiing consistently and strongly throughout the year, Neilly had an exceptional 2022 season earning 11 medals in slalom and trick at major events. 

The 2022 season started off strong with two medals at the 2022 Moomba Masters – a gold in trick and a silver in slalom. She then went on to finish 2nd in trick at the Masters and Botaski ProAm and 3rd in slalom at the Botaski ProAm. In mid-summer, Neilly became the 2022 World Games Trick Champion. At the Canadian Nationals in August, Neilly won both the Elite Trick and Open Trick divisions. Both times she scored over 10,000 points. To cap off a great season, Neilly won three gold medals at the PanAm Championships in Santiago, Chile. She took first place in the U21 Trick, U21 Slalom and Open Trick events. Neilly is also ranked second in the world in Open Women’s Trick.

We look forward to watching Neilly compete in the 2023 season!